ready to quit

  1. i am honesly ready to quit looking for work as a cna/hha. almost every posiion wants experinece. i havent been certifid that lon and hey only jobs i had i only worked for abou 2 months and the others will give me bad references. i admit i made some bad decission about working but it was only because i cant find meanigful employment. i cant work a a place that makes me feel like crap everytime i go, nor do i want to be treated like crap each time i go to work. i am concerned tha i will nvr find work and my license wil go t waste alon with the time and money i put into it. i just finished my phlebotomy class oday and im scared tha the same things will happen because nobody wants to hire someone who has no experience. on the better side of tings i was offered a job at sears optical as a receptionist, i took the job even thogh i prefer working in healthcre. i am so worried i will be stuck being a receptionist and will never get to use me cna,hha,phlebtomy license. its very discouraging!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   CVnurse08
    Sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble finding a job. I have no advice except to not ever give up and I hope something works out for you.
  4. by   renerian
    Could you take a job in a lab per diem? Work some of your days off to try a place and see what you think? I understand 100% about looking for a place where you are treated well and things are done the way they are meant too with a good leader.

    renerian
  5. by   mstewart
    when you worked at the 2 can jobs, did you ever voice your concerns to management/HR. Not that they always listen. But sometimes they are not aware of what is going on outside of their office. I would keep trying CNA positions. I think even though places are in the same industry-they all function a little differently. Even though they ask for experience, apply anyway. You don't know who else has applied. You may be the best candidate and not even know it. And...go in person to apply. Be persistant. Keep your head up-and keep trying. Maybe someone at Sears will have know some on who works at a place you are looking for and put a word in for you. You'd be suprised how many people get hired on referral...
  6. by   Browneyedgirl
    Just a word of advice, with your job at Sears prove that you can be reliable. Then, when you apply for a job in healthcare.....the prospective employer can verify that you CARE enough to be at work, on time and ready to work each day.
  7. by   sjoe
    Whether it is wiser to shift to a different vocational field or to stay with this one is ONLY up to you to decide.

    There is such a thing as beating a dead horse, there is such a thing as quitting too soon, but most common is sticking with a sinking ship until it pulls you under.

    What would you like to be doing every day in 5 or 10 years? The fact that previous jobs didn't work out because you didn't find them "meaningful," is important. What IS meaningful to you? Do you honestly expect that you are likely to find that in your present field? Do you have any good evidence to believe that this is likely?

    What are the odds? Are you willing to bet your time and efforts here, or would you do better to place your bet elsewhere?

    It's all up to you, but if you make your choices based on simply wishes, hopes, wants, guesses, and what someone who doesn't really know you happens to think, you are taking a major risk.

    IMHO.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    Time is all you need to grow, mature and stop becoming so easily frustrated. It is HARD to get that first postion but persistance will pay off.

    CHOP is looking for 2 phlebotomist per online search at the Phila. Inquirer website
    http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/cla...ds/employment/

    Lourdes Camden NJ has 2 postions, Warminister hosptial out Pt Lab --I found those in less than 2 minutes of searching above websites. Typing in nursing assistant leads to several pages of Ads. Lourdes has several positions--only 20 miute drive over Walt Whitman to facility if you have car.

    This link is for Phiily healthcare facilities http://www.phillyhealth.com/HomeH.shtml

    Get out the phone book, look up assisted living facilities, nursing homes, home care agencies and pepper them with resumes. Look up laboratories and hospitals and apply ---ask your doctor/health team for leads too! If no response, keep following up and make a polite pest of yourself.

    I just created an LPN intake position in my department because an applicant had some experience in authorizations and kept calling about wanting to work due to nice office atmosphere after she just stopped in one day to apply for a insurance clerk position. Her persistance and great telephone demeaner payed off.

    Good luck and NETWORK with everyone you know.
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Originally posted by sjoe
    ...There is such a thing as beating a dead horse, there is such a thing as quitting too soon, but most common is sticking with a sinking ship until it pulls you under.

    It's all up to you, but if you make your choices based on simply wishes, hopes, wants, guesses, and what someone who doesn't really know you happens to think, you are taking a major risk.

    IMHO.
    Ain't it the truth!
  10. by   mother/babyRN
    If you want it badly enough, it will happen.....
  11. by   mattsmom81
    Good advice from everyone. One additional thought I had: I taught CNA and LVN classes for awhile and it helped the students when instructors would write letters of recommendation.

    Employers look favorably on new grads who have instructor recommendation, so talk to your favorite teacher about this. Good luck to you!
  12. by   Teshiee
    You will only be stuck if you allow it. I was a secretary for social services, PBX operator, and a ward clerk in Labor and Delivery. While I was working those mediocre jobs I was in school. I became a LPN/LVN and 4 years later became a RN. Because I refuse to be comfortable in those jobs and now I am going back to school to be a nurse practitioner. Don't let your mind limit what you want to do!!!!!!! Just look at each thing a stepping stone and before you know it you will be done. Keep up the good work.

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